How do I get rid of these dark, dry, patchy spots on my chin. (photos)
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Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation after Acne Outbreaks
The discolorations that follow acne outbreaks are referred to as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation ( PIH) . This can occur in varying degrees and tends to affect darker skin more. Among other remedies ( chemical peels and laser treatments ), topical tretinoic acid ( RetinA ) can help to restore healthy skin within several months. A nightly dose is recommended and be initiated with lower doses and increased as needed. As a health-care provider for a consultation.
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